Delaware

As the $200 million Interstate 95 reconstruction project looms large and advance work continues to be done, Delaware officials are preparing business leaders about what to expect on morning and evening commutes beginning early next year and lasting until late 2023.

The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) announced Aug. 18 that an ultra high-performance concrete (UHPC) deck overlay pilot project will begin on the four-lane New Jersey-bound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge in September. The duration of the overlay work is expected to last for five weeks following the Labor Day weekend.

Plans for the new $85 million bypass designed to relieve traffic jams in downtown Millsboro, Del., are on track and have not been delayed by closings or restrictions due to the pandemic. Construction on the bypass, which will take traffic from U.S. Highway 113 north, around Millsboro to DE Route 24, is still scheduled to start in 2023, according to Mark Whiteside, project engineer of the DelDOT Project Development South.

Delaware's congressional delegation has announced a nearly $57 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the DelDOT for the construction of a redesigned interchange at I-95 and State Route 896 near Newark. The new interchange will improve safety and reduce congestion by adding two flyovers, realigning existing ramps and addressing other deficiencies with the current roadway geometry.

One of the busiest highway corridors in the U.S. is Interstate 95, a stretch that runs north from Richmond, Va., before continuing around Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, New Haven, Conn., and Boston. Obviously, with cities of that size, the area served by I-95 is the most densely populated region in the nation.

ABLE Equipment Rental Inc. of NY, a supplier of construction equipment rentals, sales, service and parts, is now part of the Magni America LLC dealer network, offering Magni's line of telehandlers in parts of Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and all of New Jersey and Delaware.

DOVER, Del. (AP) Democratic Gov. John Carney is proposing to increase Delaware's operating budget by almost 4 percent next fiscal year, boosting spending to more than $4.6 billion. The budget proposal unveiled recently for the fiscal year starting July 1 includes a 2 percent pay raise for state employees, who also received pay raises last year and the year before.

Salem-based Carter Machinery, a Caterpillar Inc. dealer, announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Baltimore-based Alban Tractor Co. Inc. effective Feb. 4, 2020. In connection with the acquisition, Carter Machinery will become the Cat dealer in an expanded service territory that will now include Northern Virginia; Washington D.C.; Maryland; and Delaware.

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) annual August redistribution has resulted in Delaware receiving an additional $23 million in federal funding for infrastructure projects. The redistribution dollars represent federal transportation improvement funds that were allocated, but not used by other states.

DOVER, DEL. (AP) Delaware's state Senate has approved a capital budget of $863 million for construction and transportation projects in the fiscal year starting Monday. The spending plan approved unanimously on June 27 is significantly more than the $678.6 million proposed by Democratic Gov.

For more than 50 years, Active Crane Rentals has grown with the surrounding economy in the Tri-State area, supplying cranes, lifting and rigging services in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The company is about to grow again by adding a Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 mobile crane to its fleet.